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Linux: "make menuconf" creates a hardly useable interface

tuxic
Hi,

when calling "make menuconf" on a linux kernel source after
a short period of time a ncurses-like interface pop up. But
since some interations of the linux kernel this interface
has become a mess: Line contents is offsetted all over the place.

I searched gentoos bugzila but with "menuconfig" included in
the search terms beside others I get way too much hits.

Is there a way known to fix that?

This ncurses is installed:
[I] sys-libs/ncurses
     Available versions:  
     (5)    5.9-r101(5/5)
     (0)    6.1-r2(0/6) (~)6.1-r3(0/6)
       {ada +cxx debug doc gpm minimal profile static-libs test threads tinfo trace unicode ABI_MIPS="n32 n64 o32" ABI_PPC="32 64" ABI_S390="32 64" ABI_X86="32 64 x32"}
     Installed versions:  5.9-r101(5/5)(08:50:37 AM 09/16/2018)(unicode -gpm -tinfo ABI_MIPS="-n32 -n64 -o32" ABI_PPC="-32 -64" ABI_S390="-32 -64" ABI_X86="64 -32 -x32") 6.1-r3(0/6)(04:48:58 AM 09/15/2018)(cxx unicode -ada -debug -doc -gpm -minimal -profile -static-libs -test -threads -tinfo -trace ABI_MIPS="-n32 -n64 -o32" ABI_PPC="-32 -64" ABI_S390="-32 -64" ABI_X86="64 -32 -x32")
     Homepage:            https://www.gnu.org/software/ncurses/ http://dickey.his.com/ncurses/
     Description:         console display library

Cheers!
Meino



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Re: Linux: "make menuconf" creates a hardly useable interface

Nikos Chantziaras-2
On 12/01/2019 16:09, [hidden email] wrote:
> when calling "make menuconf" on a linux kernel source after
> a short period of time a ncurses-like interface pop up. But
> since some interations of the linux kernel this interface
> has become a mess: Line contents is offsetted all over the place.

What terminal are you using? Try a different one.


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Re: Linux: "make menuconf" creates a hardly useable interface

Rich Freeman
On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 10:15 AM Nikos Chantziaras <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> On 12/01/2019 16:09, [hidden email] wrote:
> > when calling "make menuconf" on a linux kernel source after
> > a short period of time a ncurses-like interface pop up. But
> > since some interations of the linux kernel this interface
> > has become a mess: Line contents is offsetted all over the place.
>
> What terminal are you using? Try a different one.

Often a simple way of accomplishing this is to use screen.  For
whatever reason my ssh client and atop don't get along, so I just run
it inside screen and all is well.

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Re: Linux: "make menuconf" creates a hardly useable interface

tuxic
In reply to this post by Nikos Chantziaras-2
On 01/12 05:15, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> On 12/01/2019 16:09, [hidden email] wrote:
> > when calling "make menuconf" on a linux kernel source after
> > a short period of time a ncurses-like interface pop up. But
> > since some interations of the linux kernel this interface
> > has become a mess: Line contents is offsetted all over the place.
>
> What terminal are you using? Try a different one.
>

At worked for years, with terminal.

>

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Re: Linux: "make menuconf" creates a hardly useable interface

tuxic
On 01/12 04:59, [hidden email] wrote:

> On 01/12 05:15, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> > On 12/01/2019 16:09, [hidden email] wrote:
> > > when calling "make menuconf" on a linux kernel source after
> > > a short period of time a ncurses-like interface pop up. But
> > > since some interations of the linux kernel this interface
> > > has become a mess: Line contents is offsetted all over the place.
> >
> > What terminal are you using? Try a different one.
> >
>
> At worked for years, with terminal.
>
> >
>


ooops...typo should be:

 At worked for years, with this terminal.

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Re: Linux: "make menuconf" creates a hardly useable interface

Nikos Chantziaras-2
On 12/01/2019 18:10, [hidden email] wrote:

> On 01/12 04:59, [hidden email] wrote:
>> On 01/12 05:15, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
>>> On 12/01/2019 16:09, [hidden email] wrote:
>>>> when calling "make menuconf" on a linux kernel source after
>>>> a short period of time a ncurses-like interface pop up. But
>>>> since some interations of the linux kernel this interface
>>>> has become a mess: Line contents is offsetted all over the place.
>>>
>>> What terminal are you using? Try a different one.
>>
>> At worked for years, with terminal.
>
> ooops...typo should be:
>
>   At worked for years, with this terminal.

Well, I just mentioned it because a while ago I had exactly the same
problem with Konsole 18.04. It's fixed now, but back then I had to use
another terminal application as a workaround.


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Re: Linux: "make menuconf" creates a hardly useable interface

Nikos Chantziaras-2
On 12/01/2019 18:52, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:

> On 12/01/2019 18:10, [hidden email] wrote:
>> On 01/12 04:59, [hidden email] wrote:
>>> On 01/12 05:15, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
>>>> On 12/01/2019 16:09, [hidden email] wrote:
>>>>> when calling "make menuconf" on a linux kernel source after
>>>>> a short period of time a ncurses-like interface pop up. But
>>>>> since some interations of the linux kernel this interface
>>>>> has become a mess: Line contents is offsetted all over the place.
>>>>
>>>> What terminal are you using? Try a different one.
>>>
>>> At worked for years, with terminal.
>>
>> ooops...typo should be:
>>
>>   At worked for years, with this terminal.
>
> Well, I just mentioned it because a while ago I had exactly the same
> problem with Konsole 18.04. It's fixed now, but back then I had to use
> another terminal application as a workaround.

And this was the bug report, which includes screenshots of the problem:

https://bugs.gentoo.org/648338


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Re: Linux: "make menuconf" creates a hardly useable interface

tuxic
On 01/12 06:53, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:

> On 12/01/2019 18:52, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> > On 12/01/2019 18:10, [hidden email] wrote:
> > > On 01/12 04:59, [hidden email] wrote:
> > > > On 01/12 05:15, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> > > > > On 12/01/2019 16:09, [hidden email] wrote:
> > > > > > when calling "make menuconf" on a linux kernel source after
> > > > > > a short period of time a ncurses-like interface pop up. But
> > > > > > since some interations of the linux kernel this interface
> > > > > > has become a mess: Line contents is offsetted all over the place.
> > > > >
> > > > > What terminal are you using? Try a different one.
> > > >
> > > > At worked for years, with terminal.
> > >
> > > ooops...typo should be:
> > >
> > >   At worked for years, with this terminal.
> >
> > Well, I just mentioned it because a while ago I had exactly the same
> > problem with Konsole 18.04. It's fixed now, but back then I had to use
> > another terminal application as a workaround.
>
> And this was the bug report, which includes screenshots of the problem:
>
> https://bugs.gentoo.org/648338
>
>

I am using x11-terms/rxvt-unicode-9.22-r1



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Re: Linux: "make menuconf" creates a hardly useable interface

Franz Fellner
No issues here with "make nconfig", like that more than menuconfig.

Am Sa., 12. Jan. 2019 um 19:23 Uhr schrieb <[hidden email]>:
On 01/12 06:53, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> On 12/01/2019 18:52, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> > On 12/01/2019 18:10, [hidden email] wrote:
> > > On 01/12 04:59, [hidden email] wrote:
> > > > On 01/12 05:15, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> > > > > On 12/01/2019 16:09, [hidden email] wrote:
> > > > > > when calling "make menuconf" on a linux kernel source after
> > > > > > a short period of time a ncurses-like interface pop up. But
> > > > > > since some interations of the linux kernel this interface
> > > > > > has become a mess: Line contents is offsetted all over the place.
> > > > >
> > > > > What terminal are you using? Try a different one.
> > > >
> > > > At worked for years, with terminal.
> > >
> > > ooops...typo should be:
> > >
> > >   At worked for years, with this terminal.
> >
> > Well, I just mentioned it because a while ago I had exactly the same
> > problem with Konsole 18.04. It's fixed now, but back then I had to use
> > another terminal application as a workaround.
>
> And this was the bug report, which includes screenshots of the problem:
>
> https://bugs.gentoo.org/648338
>
>

I am using x11-terms/rxvt-unicode-9.22-r1



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Re: Linux: "make menuconf" creates a hardly useable interface

tuxic
On 01/12 07:47, Franz Fellner wrote:

> No issues here with "make nconfig", like that more than menuconfig.
>
> Am Sa., 12. Jan. 2019 um 19:23 Uhr schrieb <[hidden email]>:
>
> > On 01/12 06:53, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> > > On 12/01/2019 18:52, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> > > > On 12/01/2019 18:10, [hidden email] wrote:
> > > > > On 01/12 04:59, [hidden email] wrote:
> > > > > > On 01/12 05:15, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> > > > > > > On 12/01/2019 16:09, [hidden email] wrote:
> > > > > > > > when calling "make menuconf" on a linux kernel source after
> > > > > > > > a short period of time a ncurses-like interface pop up. But
> > > > > > > > since some interations of the linux kernel this interface
> > > > > > > > has become a mess: Line contents is offsetted all over the
> > place.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > What terminal are you using? Try a different one.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > At worked for years, with terminal.
> > > > >
> > > > > ooops...typo should be:
> > > > >
> > > > >   At worked for years, with this terminal.
> > > >
> > > > Well, I just mentioned it because a while ago I had exactly the same
> > > > problem with Konsole 18.04. It's fixed now, but back then I had to use
> > > > another terminal application as a workaround.
> > >
> > > And this was the bug report, which includes screenshots of the problem:
> > >
> > > https://bugs.gentoo.org/648338
> > >
> > >
> >
> > I am using x11-terms/rxvt-unicode-9.22-r1
> >
> >
> >
> >

...only to get sure:
The functionality of 'make nconfig'is identically to 'make menuconfig'
?




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Re: Linux: "make menuconf" creates a hardly useable interface

Nikos Chantziaras-2
In reply to this post by tuxic
On 12/01/2019 19:23, [hidden email] wrote:

> On 01/12 06:53, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
>> On 12/01/2019 18:52, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
>>> On 12/01/2019 18:10, [hidden email] wrote:
>>>> On 01/12 04:59, [hidden email] wrote:
>>>>> On 01/12 05:15, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
>>>>>> On 12/01/2019 16:09, [hidden email] wrote:
>>>>>>> when calling "make menuconf" on a linux kernel source after
>>>>>>> a short period of time a ncurses-like interface pop up. But
>>>>>>> since some interations of the linux kernel this interface
>>>>>>> has become a mess: Line contents is offsetted all over the place.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> What terminal are you using? Try a different one.
>>>>>
>>>>> At worked for years, with terminal.
>>>>
>>>> ooops...typo should be:
>>>>
>>>>    At worked for years, with this terminal.
>>>
>>> Well, I just mentioned it because a while ago I had exactly the same
>>> problem with Konsole 18.04. It's fixed now, but back then I had to use
>>> another terminal application as a workaround.
>>
>> And this was the bug report, which includes screenshots of the problem:
>>
>> https://bugs.gentoo.org/648338
>
> I am using x11-terms/rxvt-unicode-9.22-r1

Well, have you tried another one? What about from a console?
(Ctrl+Alt+F2 to get to one.)


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Re: Linux: "make menuconf" creates a hardly useable interface

Grant Edwards-6
In reply to this post by tuxic
On 2019-01-12, [hidden email] <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> > > > > On 12/01/2019 16:09, [hidden email] wrote:
>> > > > > > when calling "make menuconf" on a linux kernel source after
>> > > > > > a short period of time a ncurses-like interface pop up. But
>> > > > > > since some interations of the linux kernel this interface
>> > > > > > has become a mess: Line contents is offsetted all over the place.

> I am using x11-terms/rxvt-unicode-9.22-r1

"make menuconfig" works fine here rxvt-unicode-9.21.

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Re: Linux: "make menuconf" creates a hardly useable interface

tuxic
In reply to this post by Nikos Chantziaras-2
On 01/12 08:10, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:

> On 12/01/2019 19:23, [hidden email] wrote:
> > On 01/12 06:53, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> > > On 12/01/2019 18:52, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> > > > On 12/01/2019 18:10, [hidden email] wrote:
> > > > > On 01/12 04:59, [hidden email] wrote:
> > > > > > On 01/12 05:15, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> > > > > > > On 12/01/2019 16:09, [hidden email] wrote:
> > > > > > > > when calling "make menuconf" on a linux kernel source after
> > > > > > > > a short period of time a ncurses-like interface pop up. But
> > > > > > > > since some interations of the linux kernel this interface
> > > > > > > > has become a mess: Line contents is offsetted all over the place.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > What terminal are you using? Try a different one.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > At worked for years, with terminal.
> > > > >
> > > > > ooops...typo should be:
> > > > >
> > > > >    At worked for years, with this terminal.
> > > >
> > > > Well, I just mentioned it because a while ago I had exactly the same
> > > > problem with Konsole 18.04. It's fixed now, but back then I had to use
> > > > another terminal application as a workaround.
> > >
> > > And this was the bug report, which includes screenshots of the problem:
> > >
> > > https://bugs.gentoo.org/648338
> >
> > I am using x11-terms/rxvt-unicode-9.22-r1
>
> Well, have you tried another one? What about from a console? (Ctrl+Alt+F2 to
> get to one.)
>
>

That's wprk ... but its kinda super retro...isn't it.
What or where is the actual/iincompatibility..."who is to blame"
(not meant seriously...only a workaround for my limited english)


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Re: Linux: "make menuconf" creates a hardly useable interface

Grant Edwards-6
In reply to this post by Grant Edwards-6
On 2019-01-12, Grant Edwards <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On 2019-01-12, [hidden email] <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>> > > > > On 12/01/2019 16:09, [hidden email] wrote:
>>> > > > > > when calling "make menuconf" on a linux kernel source after
>>> > > > > > a short period of time a ncurses-like interface pop up. But
>>> > > > > > since some interations of the linux kernel this interface
>>> > > > > > has become a mess: Line contents is offsetted all over the place.
>
>> I am using x11-terms/rxvt-unicode-9.22-r1
>
> "make menuconfig" works fine here rxvt-unicode-9.21.

It's also fine with:

  xterm-337
  aterm-1.0.1-r3
  screen-4.6.1
  console (linux-4.1483-gentoo)

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Re: Linux: "make menuconf" creates a hardly useable interface

Grant Edwards-6
In reply to this post by tuxic
On 2019-01-12, [hidden email] <[hidden email]> wrote:

> That's wprk ... but its kinda super retro...isn't it.
> What or where is the actual/iincompatibility..."who is to blame"
> (not meant seriously...only a workaround for my limited english)

Well, if it works with all terminals other than your
version/installation of rxvt-unicode, then it's pretty likely that
your version/installastion of rxvt-unicode is broken.

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Re: Linux: "make menuconf" creates a hardly useable interface

tuxic
On 01/12 06:25, Grant Edwards wrote:

> On 2019-01-12, [hidden email] <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > That's wprk ... but its kinda super retro...isn't it.
> > What or where is the actual/iincompatibility..."who is to blame"
> > (not meant seriously...only a workaround for my limited english)
>
> Well, if it works with all terminals other than your
> version/installation of rxvt-unicode, then it's pretty likely that
> your version/installastion of rxvt-unicode is broken.
>
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>
>

Well, aterm is the same broken as urxt it seems...



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Re: Linux: "make menuconf" creates a hardly useable interface

Franz Fellner
In reply to this post by tuxic
I am sure nconfig does the same thing as menuconfig and xconfig.
Concerning your issue with menuconfig: Is this with a new kernel? Do older kernel versions still play well with menuconfig?

Am Sa., 12. Jan. 2019 um 19:49 Uhr schrieb <[hidden email]>:
On 01/12 07:47, Franz Fellner wrote:
> No issues here with "make nconfig", like that more than menuconfig.
>
> Am Sa., 12. Jan. 2019 um 19:23 Uhr schrieb <[hidden email]>:
>
> > On 01/12 06:53, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> > > On 12/01/2019 18:52, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> > > > On 12/01/2019 18:10, [hidden email] wrote:
> > > > > On 01/12 04:59, [hidden email] wrote:
> > > > > > On 01/12 05:15, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> > > > > > > On 12/01/2019 16:09, [hidden email] wrote:
> > > > > > > > when calling "make menuconf" on a linux kernel source after
> > > > > > > > a short period of time a ncurses-like interface pop up. But
> > > > > > > > since some interations of the linux kernel this interface
> > > > > > > > has become a mess: Line contents is offsetted all over the
> > place.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > What terminal are you using? Try a different one.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > At worked for years, with terminal.
> > > > >
> > > > > ooops...typo should be:
> > > > >
> > > > >   At worked for years, with this terminal.
> > > >
> > > > Well, I just mentioned it because a while ago I had exactly the same
> > > > problem with Konsole 18.04. It's fixed now, but back then I had to use
> > > > another terminal application as a workaround.
> > >
> > > And this was the bug report, which includes screenshots of the problem:
> > >
> > > https://bugs.gentoo.org/648338
> > >
> > >
> >
> > I am using x11-terms/rxvt-unicode-9.22-r1
> >
> >
> >
> >

...only to get sure:
The functionality of 'make nconfig'is identically to 'make menuconfig'
?




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Re: Linux: "make menuconf" creates a hardly useable interface

tuxic
On 01/12 09:27, Franz Fellner wrote:

> I am sure nconfig does the same thing as menuconfig and xconfig.
> Concerning your issue with menuconfig: Is this with a new kernel? Do older
> kernel versions still play well with menuconfig?
>
> Am Sa., 12. Jan. 2019 um 19:49 Uhr schrieb <[hidden email]>:
>
> > On 01/12 07:47, Franz Fellner wrote:
> > > No issues here with "make nconfig", like that more than menuconfig.
> > >
> > > Am Sa., 12. Jan. 2019 um 19:23 Uhr schrieb <[hidden email]>:
> > >
> > > > On 01/12 06:53, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> > > > > On 12/01/2019 18:52, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> > > > > > On 12/01/2019 18:10, [hidden email] wrote:
> > > > > > > On 01/12 04:59, [hidden email] wrote:
> > > > > > > > On 01/12 05:15, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> > > > > > > > > On 12/01/2019 16:09, [hidden email] wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > when calling "make menuconf" on a linux kernel source after
> > > > > > > > > > a short period of time a ncurses-like interface pop up. But
> > > > > > > > > > since some interations of the linux kernel this interface
> > > > > > > > > > has become a mess: Line contents is offsetted all over the
> > > > place.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > What terminal are you using? Try a different one.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > At worked for years, with terminal.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > ooops...typo should be:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >   At worked for years, with this terminal.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Well, I just mentioned it because a while ago I had exactly the
> > same
> > > > > > problem with Konsole 18.04. It's fixed now, but back then I had to
> > use
> > > > > > another terminal application as a workaround.
> > > > >
> > > > > And this was the bug report, which includes screenshots of the
> > problem:
> > > > >
> > > > > https://bugs.gentoo.org/648338
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > I am using x11-terms/rxvt-unicode-9.22-r1
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> >
> > ...only to get sure:
> > The functionality of 'make nconfig'is identically to 'make menuconfig'
> > ?
> >

It is since a couple of linux kernel version, which I fetch directly
from Linus desktop (https://mirrors.edge.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x).

How old should be a kernel to fetch fpr this test?
What do you think?




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Re: Linux: "make menuconf" creates a hardly useable interface

Bill Kenworthy
snip


This happens to me when ssh'ing into various machines with a different
console size.  With screen in xfce-terminal I use F11 to maximise/resize
the screen to force the screen to redraw correctly.

Is this a common key map to the redraw function and does it work for you?

BillK